Indian River Dog Training Club

Palm Bay, Florida, USA

          The Indian River Dog Training Club, Inc. (IRDTC), is a nonprofit corporation, {501(c)4}, formed in November of 1975.  We are sanctioned by the State of Florida, licensed by the American Kennel Club, and are members of the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. We are now in our 40th year of promoting responsible dog ownership with training of both household and competitive dogs.

          We have our own in-door air-conditioned/heated facility located at 1465 Clearmont St. NE, Unit B, Palm Bay, Florida.  Presently we have over 100 members whom have varied interests from just loving their canine companions to training and competing at trials.

          During the year, we hold six Obedience/Rally Trials, (usually the last weekend in February and the first weekend in August at the Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne, FL)  and nine Agility Trials, (usually in February, May, and November at the Indian River Fairgrounds, Vero Beach, FL).

          We host various seminars, offer the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, and participate in the AKC STAR Puppy program.  In  the near future we will be offering the Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) test.  We offer several types of classes, including Basic Obedience, Rally, Teacup Agility (for dogs 17" and under at the shoulder), and Puppy Classes.  See the Class Descriptions and current Class Schedule in the Services menu for more information.

          Dogs enrolled in Level 1 Basic Obedience will be outfitted with a quality training collar and leather leash (lead).  These also are available for sale at the club, and we can assist you in having them properly fitted for your dog.

          We are looking forward to future Teacup Agility Association membership, which will enable us to hold trials at our facility.

          If you have any questions regarding classes, schedules, registrations, and/or fees, please contact Training Director Barbara Davis (see contact information at bottom of "Classes" page), and of course you can always browse our website! 

          For many of us, pets are family.  It is important, therefore, that our dogs are well-trained and adequately socialized to maintain a harmonious family atmosphere.  Attending classes will help your dog be the best he or she can be.

          Thank you for your interest in the Indian River Dog Training Club.  We look forward to introducing you to the joy of owning a well-trained canine companion!